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Salvaging Memories

When someone shows up with broken remains of a precious family heirloom, it’s always the same tearful look.

Peggy broke a very unique clay candle holder that her mother (who had since passed) had given her as a gift so … using a very cool wrought iron table, we cut a piece of concrete backer board for the bottom shelf … that way you can see the finished piece through the glass top and keep it safe from any further damage.

We arranged all of the clay children (as they were on the original piece) in the center and glued the rest of the broken pieces around them. Added a gold veined glass tile for the border and let it dry overnight.

Used a charcoal grout to finish it off, after the mastic dried.

Tears of joy all around!

Doesn’t get much better than this!

Recycled Art
Memories are made of these.

Setting Up Shop

If someone had asked me how many mosaic tile supplies there are in my studio, my answer would have been 2 maybe 300 variations of tile and glass.

Well, our Etsy shop just reached our 100th item (whew!) and I haven’t even nicked the surface.

I’m finding that the most difficult thing about posting on Etsy is going through the motions to post an item only to realize that I’m not ready to part with it.

Release.

Relinquish.

Did someone say pieces?
Did someone say pieces?

Cutting the Cheese

Cutting blocks of cheese has never been a favorite pastime of mine. The cheese never looks uniformed and I eat all of the pieces that I wreck. TGF pre-cut cheese packs.

Admire people who can arrange food so beautifully … it’s a joy to behold!

Holiday Hors d’oeuvre’s below are cut and arranged perfectly, as always, by the Nicolin Mansion B&B. 

Penquins and Igloos
penguins and Igloos
Santa Putting on the Ritz © 2012 225waterstreet.com
Santa Putting on the Ritz
Snowmen on a Half Shell
Snowmen on a Half Shell